From: "kokoma femi"
Sent: Wednesday, April 23, 2003 2:48 PM
reply to firstname.lastname@example.org
REQUEST FOR URGENT ASSISTANCE/INVESTMENT.
My name is Dr Femi Kokoma
I am personal assistance of the Late chief security officer to the former
president of Somalia. At Present I am in a village near Cotonou. I got your
contact through Internet online in our nearby country. In the course of the
war in my country, my boss was arrested and killed by the rebel/opposition
leader earlier this year, due to his involvement in the Government of the
former president of the country. This situation has led my self in a very
bad/difficult situation here now, Which made me to contact you for an
assistance in helping me to transfer out some huge amount of money which my
boss have deposited. The amount is US$ 18.5 million, this was the money
given to him to buy ammunition before he was arrested and killed by the
opposition party. And the Government is not aware of this money in my
custody now. I would have invited you to see things yourself, but the
situation here will not be suitable for you to come. Now I needed your
assistance to send the whole of this money (US$18.5MILLION) into your
Private or company account over there for investment. I would have operated
with this money but due to the situation of things presently and my boss's
involvement in the country's politics. I cannot be allowed to use this fund
here, because we are under close monitor here. Where your assistance could
be possible, I will offer you 20% of the total sum (USD 18.5M) and all your
expenses will be taken care of immediately after the transaction. Please,
your prompt reply through my email will be highly appreciated to enable me
conclude our internal arrangements here.
Finally modalities on how the transfer will be done
will be conveyed to you once we establish trust and
confidence between ourselves. Looking forward to your
urgent reply .For detailed information.
NOTE: THE KEY WORD TO THIS TRANSACTION IS ABSOLUTE
CONFIDENTIALITY AND SECRECY. THIS TRANSACTION IS 100%
RISK FREE. YOUR URGENT RESPONSE WILL BE HIGHLY APPRECIATED.
DR FEMI KOKOMA
From: "otto frazer"
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2003 23:29:42
with warm hearts I offer my friendship, and my greetings, and I hope this
letter meets you in good time. It will be surprising to you toreceive this
proposal from me since you do not know me personally. However, I am
sincerely seeking your confidence in this transaction, which I propose
with my free mind and as a person of integrity.
My name is FRAZER OTTO, the son of TIMOTHY WEWE OTTO, a farmer from
Zimbabwe, murdered in the land dispute in my country. As led by my
instinct, I decided to contact you through email, after searching for
contacts via the internet, as it is the only means I can contact anybody
since I am cutting off ties with Zimbabwe for now. Iapologize if this is
not acceptable to you.
The purpose of this letter is to seek your most needed assistance in a
business venture. Due to the land and political problems in Zimbabwe, as a
result of President Robert Mugabe's introduction of new Land Act Reform
wholly affecting the rich white farmers and the few rich black farmers,
all white farmers were asked to surrender their farms to the government
for re-distribution and infact to his political party members and my
father though black was the treasury of the farmers association and a
strong member of an opposition party that did not support the president's
He then ordered his party members and the police under his pay row to
invade my father's farm and burn down everything in the farm. They killed
my father and took away a lot of items from his farm.
After the death of my father, our local pastor and a close friend of my
father handed us over will documents with instructions from my father that
we should leave Zimbabwe incase anything happen to him. The will documents
has a certificate of deposit, confirming a cash deposit totaling Fourteen
million five hundred thousand united state dollars. [$14.5MUSD] Kept in
custody for us in a security company ,but unknown to the company that the
content is money hence it was deposited as personal belongings. This money
was deposited with this Private Security Company for safety and security
reasons, and was to be used for the purchase of land, new machines and
chemicals establishment of new farms in Botswana.
This violent and barbaric act by Mugabe has since led to the death ofmy
beloved mother and kid sister and other innocent lives.I was continually
threatened to abandon my inheritance from my fatherafter he was murdered.
I resisted for a while, but when the danger became unbearable, and I
survived two murder attempts, I fled Zimbabwe with the help of my father's
close friend Mr. John Casahans from Australia also a farmer who was leaving
in Zimbabwe with us but left with his family following this ugly development
I have tried to reach him but all to no avail.
I am currently staying in the Netherlands where I am seeking political
asylum. In fact my decision to come here to seek asylum, is because the
security company from South Africa, has a branch here, I have contacted
them to move the safe deposit from their office in Johannesburg here,
which they have since done.
I need to transfer this money to an account and invest part of the money.
Since the law of Netherlands prohibits a refugee (asylum seeker) to open
any bank account or to be involved in any financial transaction,especially
of this grate magnitude this is why I am seeking a genuine and reliable
partner, whose account this money can be transferred, hence this proposal
You have to understand that this decision taken by me is a very big and
brave one, and it entrusts my future in your hands, as a result ofthe safe
keeping of this money.
If you accept to assist me, all I want you to do for me, is to assist with
arrangements to claim the deposit from the security company from their
office here in The Netherlands, as it has now been transferred from
Johannesburg, South Africa to their branch here. The company will be
legally informed of you representing me.
For your assistance, I have two options for you. Firstly you can choose to
have 20% of the money for your assistance, and helping me open an account
for the money to be deposited here, or you can go into partnership with me
for the proper profitable investment of the money in your country.
Whichever the option you want, please to notify me in your reply.
I have also set aside 1 % of this money for all kinds of expenses that
come our way in the process of this transaction, and 4%for Charity
donation. If you prefer to accept the 20% for your moral and financial
assistance then the balance will be leftin the account here for me.
Please, I want you to maintain absolute secrecy for the purpose of this
You can reach me on email@example.com
I look forward to your reply and co-operation, and I thank you in advance
as I anticipate your co-operation.